Photo by: BL Soni
Photo by: BL Soni

Mumbai: People who lost their lives and sustained injuries in the sudden collapse of the four-storey building in Ghatkopar on Tuesday morning were rushed to the nearest civic-run Rajawadi hospital for the treatment. According to the doctors, there was too much of chaos in the hospital as the relatives were standing in the hospital to confirm whether the dead bodies were of their family members were brought. Victims were also rushed to the Shantiniketan hospital which is located in the same premises where the building collapsed.

“The victims were given treatment and were discharged immediately and only those with severe injuries patients were not discharged,” a doctor of the Shantiniketan hospital said. The doctors said victims brought to the hospital had sustained severe injuries on each and every part of their bodies. “Few patients were declared brought dead, while most had injuries on various parts of their bodies like heads, hands, legs and back. The hospital staff also cooperated with the relatives and made them understand the situation,” added a doctor.

Ram Chandani, husband of Geeta, 58, who sustained head injury was saved by the doctors at Rajawadi hospital. “I cannot believe that the whole four-story building fell down in a fraction of a second and I had a miraculous escape. My heart stopped for moments hearing the noise and cries of the people trapped or injured. As I tried to remove the debris to find my wife who was inside the room, the neighbours pulled me away,” added Chandani. Two firemen who were in the rescue operation had also sustained injuries after inhaling fumes from a ruptured gas pipleline and were admitted in the Shantiniketan hospital. They were later discharged after treatment.

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